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Baron cr 1967 (Life Peer), of Aylestone (Herbert William Bowden)

CH 1975; CBE 1953

Born 20 Jan. 1905; m 1st, 1928, Louisa Grace (decd), d of William Brown, Cardiff; one d; 2nd, 1993, Vicki Clayton; died 30 April 1994

PC 1962; Chairman, Independent Broadcasting Authority (formerly Independent Television Authority), 1967–75


RAF, 1941–45. Leicester City Council, 1938–45. MP (Lab) S Leicester, 1945–50, S-W Div. of Leicester, 1950–67; PPS to Postmaster-Gen., 1947–49; Asst Govt Whip, 1949–50; a Lord Comr of the Treasury, 1950–51; Dep. Chief Opposition Whip, 1951–55; Chief Opposition Whip, 1955–64; Lord Pres. of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons, 1964–66; Secretary of State for Commonwealth Affairs, 1966–67; joined SDP, 1981; Dep. Speaker, House of Lords, 1984–92; joined Lib. Dems, 1992. Gold Medal, RTS, 1975


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